Origin of zygoma
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The facial portion of the skull is short, and the zygoma is deep.
It has, moreover, no zygoma in the skull, and there is no caecum.
Length of skull about 1-5/12 inches; width at the zygoma, 1¼.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
Robert A. Sterndale
That part of the braincase immediately above posterior root of zygoma is more conspicuously inflated.
The malar bone is small, and, as in Rodents, forms the middle part of the zygoma.
- another name for zygomatic arch
C17: via New Latin from Greek, from zugon yoke
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Word Origin and History for zygoma
plural zygomata, 1680s, Modern Latin, from Greek zygoma, from zygon "yoke" (see jugular).
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